Using technology to improve women’s safety in Pakistan’s urban transit systems

Sexual harassment in public spaces can restrict women's mobility and economic opportunity.

In South Asian slums, women face the consequences of climate change

A new study shows that stressors brought by climate change may lead to increased domestic abuse and sleep deprivation among impoverished women.

A tale of two cities: Why there is no “one solution” to combating spousal abuse

Southeast Asia has high rates of domestic violence, but those designing interventions should not treat this region as a monolith.

Where rents are driven by quality of public services, not proximity to transit

Urban residents around the world know that living close to mass transit commands a price premium. But does this relationship hold true everywhere?

Empowering women through international tourism: What we know and need to know

Women make up more than half of the tourism workforce, which makes the industry’s growth a unique opportunity to empower women across the world.

Three strategies for empowering women in informal economies

Urban growth in Pakistan brings new gender inequalities and challenges for women.

Are international women’s issues being devalued in US foreign policy?

Though preserved in the president's budget, the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues still lacks an appointed leader.

Turning Africa’s digital divide into digital dividends

Many African countries lag behind their neighbors in internet access, limiting their access to a number of economic and social benefits.

Global development demands a data revolution that will make change happen, not just track it

To accommodate a growing number of largely poor urban dwellers, we need to use data in ways that will make change happen.

Six ways to enable women’s economic empowerment

Could including more women in the labor force stimulate economic growth, enhance business competitiveness, and improve well-being?